In an opening that may or may not be a lame tribute to this season of American Idol's boxing-themed finale, the camera zooms in on Theo & Mitch standing against a blackened background, which suddenly illuminates to reveal the audience.
After all this time and all these recaps, we are finally, finally, down to two. I am so irate at CTV for moving the results show to Wednesday. What, I ask you, could possibly be the purpose of this, other than to make all the loyal viewers mad and confuse any new viewers who might tune in only to the finale? And interfere with my Hanson tickets?
DO NOT JUDGE.
After a brief recap of last night's performances (which Drew still wins at), Bryan Adams lies to us that he'll be 18 until he dies. Shame about how rough you look for 18, Bryan.
Back after the commercial, he also sings his new song "She's Got a Way." But he doesn't deign to sing with the Idols, because, I mean, he's Bryan Adams.
Bryan Adams joins us this week to mentor the contestants. Anne Murray is far more useful, even in her sleep. Thanks for nothing, Bryan! Except the songs, I guess, of which each contestant will be singing two.
After the judges' inane chat with Ben, Drew gets his workshop, during which Bryan says absolutely nothing insightful or helpful.
I'm back! You missed me, all five of you, didn't you? Don't answer that. Big ups to Mandi for filling my shoes for the past two weeks. I'm supremely grateful.
It's Anne Murray time here in Top 4 Land.
The theme for tonight is twofold: it's Beatles Night, but it's also Judges' Choice. And man oh man, do the two ever work well together. All five guys totally nail the songs chosen for them.
We've reached that transition period where an hour is too long to fill with five performances, but not enough time to have each contestant do two songs.
Tom Jones! British Invasion! Or UK Hits! Whatever we're calling the theme this year. Tom Jones is orange and stretched.
Mark's singing "Bleeding Love" by... your choice. I guess Leona Lewis, in order to make this a valid choice under the prescribed theme. I like this song, which means I'm not happy Mark is singing it.
Gavin Rossdale is mentoring our eight intrepid performers on this, Unplugged Week. And what a fine job he does.